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Export Requirements for Tunisia

TU-1 (Apr 17, 2019)

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Eligible/Ineligible Products

  1. Eligible
    1. Poultry and poultry-based meat products (except as indicated in the Ineligible section below)
    2. Bovine meat and bovine-based meat products, including all parts of domestic cattle which are suitable for human consumption
  2. Ineligible
    1. California: Fresh and frozen poultry and poultry products derived from birds raised or slaughtered in Riverside County, California on or after December 14, 2018.
      Note: Poultry products that have been processed (heat treated) according to USDA regulations are eligible. 

Labeling Requirements

  1. In addition to meeting all U.S. labeling requirements, products exported to Tunisia must bear all additional Tunisian labeling requirements and exporters are to follow the specific requirements presented in the attached guideline document.* It is noted that Tunisia mandatory labeling requirements include the date of manufacture and the expiry date. In the case of imports, only products which have not exceeded half of their expiry date may enter Tunisia.

    Note: U.S. exporter should work with their importer to ensure all Tunisian labeling requirements have been met.
     
  2. The use of a single additional affixed foreign language sticker to declare Tunisia-specific label elements is permitted in the principal display area. The product name on both the foreign language sticker and the FSIS label must match exactly.

Documentation Requirements

Note: All certificates require the gross and net weights to be listed in metric units (e.g., kilograms).

  1. Certification Requirements
    1. Exporters are required to obtain a hard copy of the signed official radiation letter issued through the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), which is to accompany all shipments exported to Tunisia.
      1. To request this document, the exporter must contact FAS/Processed Products and Technical Regulations Division (PPTRD) via email at: pptrd@fas.usda.gov
      2. Exporters, please be advised of the following:
        1. More than one agricultural commodity can be included in one radiation letter.
        2. The name of the agricultural commodity must exactly match the other documents within the package of documents that will accompany the shipments (e.g., If FSIS Form 9060-5 and the bill of lading state, “Frozen Chicken Leg Quarters”, then the radiation letter should match exactly, “Frozen Chicken Leg Quarters”).
      3. Please note that this process can take approximately 3 business days to complete, including the shipping of the official hard copy radiation letter.
      4. The official hard copy signed letter issued by FAS must be presented by the exporter as part of the export certification package to the FSIS certifying official at the time of export certification and prior to FSIS signature on FSIS Form 9060-5 and FSIS letterhead certificate.
    2. Poultry and Poultry-based Meat Products  
      1. Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of Wholesomeness; and

        Note: Tunisia requires the production code (date) on the FSIS Form 9060-5.  Per the instructions for completing this form, this should be entered in Box 15, Shipping Mark.
         
      2. Obtain FSIS Letterhead Certificate for Poultry Meat and Poultry-Meat-Based Products to be Exported to Tunisia from the United States of America.*
    3. Bovine Meat and Bovine-based Meat Products
      1. Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of Wholesomeness; and

        Note: Tunisia requires the production code (date) on the FSIS Form 9060-5.  Per the instructions for completing this form, this should be entered in Box 15, Shipping Mark.
         
      2. Obtain FSIS Letterhead Certificate for Bovine Meat and Bovine-Meat-Based Products to be Exported to Tunisia from the United States of America.*

        Note: All bovine meat and bovine-based meat products must be stored in FSIS inspected facilities, which include cold storage warehouses operating under voluntary inspection services.

Plants Eligible to Export

  1. All federally inspected establishments are eligible to export to Tunisia.

 

Last Modified Apr 25, 2019